• Provide strategic leadership and proactive team management
  • Flexible/hybrid working culture, facilitating a healthy work-life balance
  • Must have relevant Work Visa already in place

Competitive salary.

Contribute as a key member of the senior leadership team on all matters relating to proactive Health and Safety, Quality Management and Environmental Management. 

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand. 

About the company

An established and highly respected environmental and engineering consultancy with a nationwide presence, our client is adding to their Team.  With offices and projects which are spread far and wide across Aotearoa, the organisation and people within it are driven by solving the important infrastructure and environmental challenges facing NZ.

About the role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a critical and visible role providing strategic leadership and team management and contributing as a key member of the senior leadership team on all matters relating to Health and Safety, Quality Management and Environmental Management.

You will lead HSQE operations in a manner that supports the strategic intent of the business and key stakeholders, ensuring compliance with legislation, business policies and procedures, and ensuring emergency / crisis preparedness.

Duties include:

  • Develop and continuously improve integrated management systems across all aspects of HSQE.
  • Determine, advise on, manage and maintain appropriate HSQE certifications, accreditations and prequalification.
  • Ensure compliance across all applicable legislation; assess and manage risk across all areas of HSQE.
  • Provide thought leadership in the safety and quality culture at PDP.
  • Develop and implement crisis management framework from an HSQE perspective.
  • Lead, guide and motivate the HSQE team for high performance.
  • Work collaboratively with other senior leaders as part of our “one team” culture.
  • Have influence over the direction of the business and have the potential for shareholding.

Skills and experience

  • Degree qualified is essential, with a relevant qualification in occupational health and safety from a recognised tertiary education provider.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in a QHSE leadership role.
  • Strong working knowledge in HSQE management systems such as ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
  • Prior experience in a professional consultancy will be considered an advantage.
  • Proven leadership skills; with a collegiate, team-player attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Our client believes that a great company is built by great people, and they are dedicated to providing a fun and supportive environment for all employees, including:

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, income protection, salary top up for parental leave and the ability to purchase extra annual leave.
  • Flexible/hybrid working culture, facilitating a healthy work-life balance.
  • Professional development opportunities, including support for ongoing training and education, and fully subsidised membership fees.
  • Opportunity to lead significant, high-profile, and complex projects that have a positive impact on the environment and communities.
  • A vibrant environment, committed to fostering a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion.

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria, we welcome your application including your CV and cover letter. If you have any questions, please call Suzanne on 021 1010691 quoting reference #3907.

Essential: Registration with a relevant professional body and/or undergoing CPD is expected.

There are no visa/sponsorship opportunities available with this role. This is a permanent position, therefore only applicants with full, valid, permanent working rights will be considered.

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